Over the past years, fitness trends have become more and more interesting with the emergence of new methods that can take your fitness to the next level. Should you want to experience something other than jogging on a treadmill, yoga, or zumba classes, we recommend trying a “boot camp” workout.


Boot camp workouts are inspired by military training which combines intense strength training and aerobic elements, meaning that they are very challenging for some people. Boot camp training, which is conducted by a gym instructor, personal trainer, or even military personnel, usually begins with dynamic stretching and running, followed by a wide variety of interval training, including lifting weights or other heavy objects, pulling rubber TRX straps, pushups, situps, various types of explosive routines, or martial arts moves.

The good thing about boot camp training is that it can be done anywhere, from the gym, to your home, to public parks, depending on your preferences. Many people who have tried this exercise agree that boot camps really boost your fitness if done consistently. Here are some of the benefits that have made fitness enthusiasts fall in love with this toughest of workouts.

It burns calories effectively

Since the workout requires rapid motion, you’ll feel that your body is gradually waving goodbye to those unwanted extra pounds once the sweat starts to pour down your face. In each 60-minute session, you can expect to burn 500 to 600 calories through high intensity intervals of strength training.

It improves cardiovascular endurance

The combination of a team atmosphere, intense full-body cardiovascular and strength workouts and fitness education make boot camp weight loss programmes very effective at reducing excess body weight, improving cardiovascular endurance, increasing lean muscle mass, and improving overall coordination and balance.

It provides dynamic workout

For those who tend to get bored easily, boot camps are good news. Not only intense, the motions involved in this type of workout are diverse, so you will have an interesting workout that will keep you engaged.


It builds confidence

Boot camps encourage effort, determination and commitment. It is certainly difficult the first time, but when your heart starts pounding and your clothes are drenched in sweat, you will get that burst of energy that increases endurance and confidence gradually.

It reduces stress

We all know that physical activity produces endorphins, the body’s natural mood boosters. And since boot camps often require a group of people to workout together, you will meet new people and make new friends. Delving into intense boot camp training with people may create a sense of togetherness and support that is not always found in other fitness sessions.

Where to do boot camps in Jakarta

Jakartans seem to always be one step ahead in terms of lifestyle trends, and boot camps are no exception. Although it is not as popular as yoga or pilates classes, some fitness centres have started incorporating boot camp training into their programmes.



Strategically located in the heart of Jakarta, Soulbox calls itself a revolutionary new urban fitness concept, offering alternative fitness programmes like AntiGravity, Reflec, Soulbarre, various types of yoga and boot camps to satisfy any fitness enthusiast’s hunger for exciting exercises.

Level 3 Fairgrounds, Lot 14 SCBD -Jakarta T: +62-21 5140 0030 Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 6AM – 10PM Saturday: 6AM – 5PM www.soulboxjakarta.com

Master boot camp Master boot camp session consists of sequential physical routines designed to burn body fat, enhance cardiovascular efficiency and increase strength. Interestingly, they also have themed sessions like kettlebells, boxing, or TRX sessions to meet your needs. Their current weekly session is scheduled on Saturdays, 06-07 AM, at ‘ABC Outdoor Basketball Court’, Senayan (right across TVRI building).

To register, send a friendly email to info@masterbootcamp.com or visit www.masterbootcamp.com

Original boot camp

Originally from Australia, Original boot camp is an outdoor-based group fitness training system that offers a creative infusion/blend of heart-thumping HIIT (High – Intensity Interval Training), CrossFit, Kettlebell-inspired concepts and body weight drill progressions that are structured on the scientific principles of strength and conditioning. Original boot camp currently has two training locations in Lapangan Banteng and Gelora Bung Karno Senayan.

To experience the challenging training of Original boot camp, register online through their website www.bootcamp.com.my/jakarta

Military Fitness Basic Training

Military Fitness Basic Training (MFBT) is Jakarta’s outdoor fitness boot camp. Based on the United States Military/Marine Corps physical training programmes, MFBT offers a civilian friendly, fun, and challenging fitness programme which is perfect for all fitness levels. MFBT uses a combination of fitness programmes including, but not limited to, exercises from: • High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) • Marine Corps Combat Fitness • Basic Training Boot Camp Programme (Established in 1999 by SDI Carson in Sacramento, California) • Marine Corps Martial Arts (MCMAP)

Sultan Hotel, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Jakarta Pusat T: +62 87875568795 www.mfbti.com